September 19, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

How To Survive A Long Layover

How To Survive A Long Layover

As South Africans, we’ve probably all experienced that torture of a looong layover at least once. Flying through Dubai, Abu Dabi or Doha (our gateways to the world) means that more often than not, you’re likely to spend a couple of hours wandering around like a zombie, spraying perfume all over yourself, spending a couple […]

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September 18, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

The Ultimate Guide to Reunion Island

The Ultimate Guide to Reunion Island

Reunion Island is a French department in the Indian Ocean. It’s located just off the east coast of Africa, about 175km from Mauritius. What makes it different from a French settlement or colony, is that it’s currently run by the French government as a part of France. Everything from the zip code to the infrastructure […]

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September 14, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

The Ultimate Girl’s Guide to 10 Days in Iceland

The Ultimate Girl’s Guide to 10 Days in Iceland

Three girls, one car and over 3000 kilometers of open road. In March of 2017, I hit the Iceland Ring Road with two of my best girl friends for the road trip of a lifetime. Along the way, Camilla, Misha and I went inside one of Europe’s oldest glaciers, got misty-eyed at some of Iceland’s most […]

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September 11, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

5 Tips for Seeing The West Coast Flowers

5 Tips for Seeing The West Coast Flowers

It’s spring in Cape Town and flower season out on the West Coast. Although 20-year-old me would have thought of this as an absolute non-event, 29-year-old me got off the plane from Joburg and drove straight out to see them. Imagine a carpet of pink, white, orange and yellow as far as the eye can […]

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September 8, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Staying at Ekuthuleni Lodge: Family Safari Trip Near Johannesburg

Staying at Ekuthuleni Lodge: Family Safari Trip Near Johannesburg

I love nothing more than a little getaway with my family. And considering the fact that we’re spread across Cape Town, Johannesburg and Melbourne, this doesn’t happen very often. So when we all had the opportunity to spend a couple of days together recently, we wanted to make the most of it. We found the […]

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September 7, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Top 10 Things To Do In Reunion Island

Top 10 Things To Do In Reunion Island

Reunion Island lies just off the east coast of Africa, not far from its famous resort mecca neighbour, Mauritius. A tropical climate, warm water and loads of action-packed activities make it the ideal holiday destination for South African travellers. If spending 10 days lying on the beach has always sounded boring to you, you’d better […]

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September 5, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Reunion Island Hiking Guide

Reunion Island Hiking Guide

Reunion Island is the ultimate hiking destination for South African travellers. With no dangerous land animals, poisonous snakes or spiders (or even poisonous plants) you don’t have to worry about nasty encounters in the middle of nowhere. The weather is warm all year round, with temperatures around 26-28° Celsius even in the middle of winter. And as […]

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August 31, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

The Ultimate Girl’s Trip to Franschhoek

The Ultimate Girl’s Trip to Franschhoek

Getting out of town for a night with a bunch of girl friends and a good few bottles of wine is one of my favourite things to do. Sharing late-night conversations and indulging in life’s sweetest treats with your best girls is just pure magic. For me, a day of wine tasting, chocolate eating, high […]

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August 27, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

What to do in Stellenbosch Solo

What to do in Stellenbosch Solo

Having the opportunity to travel solo is one that you should relish, not dread. Travelling by yourself can seem kind of scary or intimidating, but after you’ve survived your first solo trip, you’ll start dreaming about the next one…and the next. My first solo trip was to India in 2013 and I’ve never looked back. […]

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August 21, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Where To Find The Best Spa Treatments in Cape Town

Where To Find The Best Spa Treatments in Cape Town

Having an indulgent spa treatment is one of my absolute favourite ways to relax. Personally, if ever I want to spoil myself or someone I love, a spa treatment is the first treat I reach for. I often get queries from readers about spas in and around the city, so here’s my guide on where […]

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